Book Review: Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays

Format: Paperback

Pages: 220 pages

Published: July 1, 2009 (First published 1796)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Classics Continue reading “Book Review: Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays”

Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Format: Paperback

Pages: 203 pages

Published: September 21, 2006 (First published 1924)

Publisher: Modern Library

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Science Fiction, Classics Continue reading “Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin”

Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Format: Paperback

Pages: 449 pages

Published: September 30, 1868

Publisher: Bantam Classics

Genre: Classics, Fiction & Literature, Young Adult, Children Continue reading “Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott”

Book Review: Mary and The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

Format: Paperback

Pages: 208 pages

Published: April 1, 2009 (First published 1788)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Genre: Fiction, Women’s Studies  Continue reading “Book Review: Mary and The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft”

Book Review: We Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Format: Paperback

Pages: 158 pages

Published: 1962

Publisher: Penguin Books

Genre: Classics, Fiction & Literature, Horror Continue reading “Book Review: We Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson”

Book Review: Quicksand by Nella Larsen

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192 pages

Published: 1928

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Genre: Classics, Fiction & Literature Continue reading “Book Review: Quicksand by Nella Larsen”

Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

Format: Paperback

Pages: 410 pages

Published: August 1938

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Fiction, Classics

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Book Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 308 pages

Published:  October 17, 2017

Publisher: Udon Entertainment

Genre: Mangas, Classics, Graphic Novels

 

 

Synopsis:

The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe is a brilliant collection of some of his best-known stories: The Tell Tale Heart (a murder s haunting guilt), The Cask of Amontillado (a story of brilliant revenge), and The Fall of the House of Usher (an ancient house full of very dark secrets). Also included in this collection are The Mask of the Red Death (horrors of ‘the Plague’), and the most famous of all his poems: The Raven (a lover s decline into madness). Best read in a dimly-lit room with the curtains drawn, Poe s brilliant works come to life in darkly thrilling ways in this Manga Classic adaptation.” Continue reading “Book Review: Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe by Stacy King”

Books To Help Win Your Reading Challenge

The year is fast approaching and if you are like me, you probably noticed that you have only a couple of weeks to reach your 2017 Reading Challenge Goal (I am 26 books behind of my 100 books reading goal). Whether you are using Goodreads Reading Challenge or a challenge you set for yourself, don’t worry fellow bookworms! Victory is only in arms reach and can be fully achieved. I have a variety of books that will help you achieve your goal. And the best thing? They are short and so good that you will finish them in a day! Continue reading “Books To Help Win Your Reading Challenge”

Book Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

656626Format:  Paperback

Pages: 271 pages

Published: 1817

Publisher: Bantam Classics

Genre: Fiction,Classics

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Jane Austen’s last completed novel, Persuasion is a delightful social satire of England’s landed gentry and a moving tale of lovers separated by class distinctions. After years apart, unmarried Anne Elliot, the heroine Jane Austen called “almost too good for me,” encounters the dashing naval officer others persuaded her to reject, as he now courts the rash and younger Louisa Musgrove. Superbly drawn, these characters and those of Anne’s prideful father, Sir Walter, the scheming Mrs. Clay, and the duplicitous William Elliot, heir to Kellynch Hall, become luminously alive—so much so that the poet Tennyson, visiting historic Lyme Regis, where a pivotal scene occurs, exclaimed: “Don’t talk to me of the Duke of Monmouth. Show me the exact spot where Louisa Musgrove fell!”

Tender, almost grave, Persuasion offers a glimpse into Jane Austen’s own heart while it magnificently displays the full maturity of her literary power.

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